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24 November, 2022  // In 10 months of 2022, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the number of crimes involving weapons, ammunition, explosives, and explosive or imitating devices increased by 29.7% year-on-year, to about 5,000 cases. The leading regions are Kursk (+675%) and Belgorod oblasts (+213%) bordering Ukraine, as well as Moscow (+203%).

28 October, 2022  // In Q1-Q3 2022, according to the Center for the Development of Advanced Technologies, Russians purchased 8.4 million packs of antidepressants (48% more than in the same period in 2021) and 108 million packs of sedatives (+44%). Earlier, the foundation "Public Opinion" reported that about 70% of Russians feel anxious.

4 October, 2022  // In Russia, for the first time, a decrease in mobile internet traffic was recorded. In Q1 2022, traffic was 8.54 billion GB, and in Q2 2022 - 8.35 billion GB. This is due to the blocking of a number of sites, the refusal of some foreign services to work in Russia, and the rise in prices for mobile internet.

20 September, 2022  // According to VTsIOM, over the past 5 years, 23% of Russian citizens have traveled abroad. Typical tourists are women (25% versus 20% among men) aged 35-44 (31%), residents of Moscow or St. Petersburg (48%). The most popular destination is Turkey - 8%, Schengen countries - 9%. Currently, 29% of Russians have an international passport.

3 August, 2022  // According to FOM, 69% of Russians have never gone on vacation abroad, 30% - even outside their native region. Sochi and the resorts of Krasnodar Krai are the most popular destinations of domestic tourism - 33%, Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Crimea - 19%, the cities of the Volga region (Nizhny Novgorod, Cheboksary, Kazan, Samara, Saratov, Volgograd, Astrakhan) - 14%.

7 July, 2022  // New climate norms have been introduced in Russia, calculated on the basis of average temperatures in 1991-2020 (instead of 1961-1990). In Moscow, for example, the norm for July increased by 1.5 degrees Celsius. Because of this Russian meteorologists will use the term "abnormally warm weather" much less frequently now.

1 July, 2022  // In May 2022, according to Rosstat, 3.7 thousand cars were produced in Russia, which is 96.7% less than in May 2021 (112.2 thousand). Production of trucks decreased by about 40%, from 12.5 to 7.6 thousand.

22 May, 2022  // May 2022 in central Russia is the coldest in the last 20 years, the average temperature is +10.7 degrees Celsius (against the norm of +13.6). The opposite picture is observed in Siberia. The temperature in some regions is above +30 degrees Celsius. This is one of the consequences of climatic changes.

13 April, 2022  // In Q1 2022, trade between Russia and China reached $38.17 billion, up 28.7% over Q1 2021. Exports of Chinese products - +25.9% year-on-year, shipments from Russia - +31%. In 2021, the volume of trade between Russia and China increased by 35.2% and amounted to $140.705 billion.

22 March, 2022  // In April 2022, according to the Russian Association for Electronic Communications, about 70-100 thousand IT specialists may emigrate from Russia. So far, about 50-70 thousand such specialists have already left the country.

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